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DG Digest: ICAO releases variations, U.S. exploring cabin laptop ban, and OSHA issues comment period on scissor lifts

DG Digest: ICAO releases variations, U.S. exploring cabin laptop ban, and OSHA issues comment period on scissor lifts

As we roll towards the end of May and the beginning of summer, regulatory activity continues at a slower pace than had characterized the previous several years as federal agencies retool to meet the new administration’s much reduced focus on the subject.  How will that play out long term?  Stick with our weekly blog, and

DG Digest: EPA extentions, proposed new rules for table saws, and OSHA is looking for training partners

Welcome to mid-May!  It was another fairly quiet week in the regulatory world, with what news there was mainly focused in the environmental and safety sectors.  Here’s the brief: U.S. EPA On December 15, 2016, EPA issued a notice in the Federal Register requesting public comment on whether revision to the current size standards for

DG Digest: FRA delays new training rule and OSHA nixes new record-keeping rules they recently approved

Welcome to the second week of May.  One more week until most of the nation reaches the “frost line cutoff,” when it is assumed safe to plant those spring annuals.  Are you ready?  The bright colors of summer are finally on the horizon!  It was a fairly quiet week in regulations, with most action focusing

DG Digest: FRA updates guidance on grade crossings and OSHA renews its ICR on anhydrous ammonia

It’s May Day—a date observed worldwide as a Labor Holiday.  Hopefully, you can mark the day by working towards even greater safety, productivity, and involvement for your own work force, wherever it may be.  It was a quiet week on the regulatory front, but here’s the news of note: FRA The agency issued revamped guidance

DG Digest: PHMSA revises safety advisory, OSHA issues a set of ICRs, and FAA to host meeting on drones

Greetings everyone!  Believe it or not, it’s less than a week till the new month comes in—May already—and now that everyone’s spring breaks seem to have ended, regulatory action has perked back up just a little.  Let’s dive right in to the action: PHMSA The agency issued a revised safety advisory governing the use of

DG Digest: ICAO corrigendum, FAA/PHMSA plan virtual joint meeting, and EPA asks for comments on existing regulations

Welcome to another new week!  Hopefully everyone had a chance to enjoy the spring holiday season and perhaps see a certain bunny hopping by.  The holiday slowdown did impact regulatory activity for the week, which was a little lighter than usual.  Here’s the rundown: ICAO The week’s biggest news was probably the issuance of a

DG Digest: Trump Admin. may scrap “Clean Power Plan” and OSHA extends comments on electrical safety/PPE standards

The second full week of April fins the nation sliding into the full bloom of Spring—hopefully your local garden is beginning to blossom as well!  It was a fairly routine week in the regulatory world after last week’s big release of the HM-215N.  Here’s a few of the highlights: EPA The Trump administration moved forward

DG Digest: HM-215N Published in the March 30th Federal Register

April arrives with a roar!  The long awaited PHMSA HM-215N UN Harmonization final rule originally scheduled for a January 26th publication FINALLY made it into the Federal Register on March 30th.  See below for amplifying major details.  That’s definitely the elephant in this week’s regulatory room; the EU and the USDOT’s FRA provide the other

DG Digest: FMCSA pulls revised carrier safety fitness determination and EPA cuts could portend the end of the Chemical Safety Board

As March Madness approaches its climax with the selection of the “Final Four,” Dangerous Goods’ own version of this Spring’s guessing game goes on as well.  The elusive USDOT/PHMSA HM-215N UN Harmonization remains unpublished as of this morning, and the rumors that had its release “imminent” seem to have ebbed as well.  For now, patience

DG Digest: Lithium Batteries in the News and PHMSA adds 60 Days to Comment Period on Bulk Flammable Liquid Carriage

Today is the first day of Spring!  I hope the day finds you someplace that is getting warmer and brighter as the year progresses.  Progress on the regulatory front remains slow, as the “freeze” continues to make its presence felt through a still-glacial pace of new regulatory releases.  On the HM-215N front, the song remains

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